Around 11:50 p.m. on Tuesday, December 15, 2020, Border Patrol Agents responded to reports of a group of suspected undocumented aliens near Sanderson, TX. While agents were attempting to apprehend members of the group, they reportedly heard the sound of a tractor trailer braking on nearby Texas Highway 90. Agents responded to that location and discovered an unidentified individual had been struck and killed by a civilian vehicle.
The incident is under review by the Texas Department of Public Safety and CBP’s Office of Professional Responsibility.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.